10 Best Dual Blades In Monster Hunter World

Deal high damage with these best dual blades and decimate monsters. This guide entails the best weapons in the class.

Monster Hunter World has a variety of weapon classes to choose from. Your gameplay experience would depend on what class you choose. Dual blades are included in one such weapon class. These blades can cut up any monster with their rapid furious attacks, though these Dual blades are heavily dependent on elements. Our guide will discuss the best dual blades in the Monster Hunter world.

Key Takeaways
  • Dual Blades offer speed over raw damage in this game, making them ideal for quick chain attacks.
  • Despite their lower attack power, they excel against Elder Dragons due to their rapid strikes.
  • Players should select dual blades based on personal playstyle preferences.
  • Notable dual blades include Fire and Ice, Bazelhawk Rookslayer, Zirael, Decimation Claws, and Sworn Rapiers.
  • Each dual blade boasts unique attributes such as attack power, rarity, affinity, and sharpness, allowing players to choose according to their preferences.

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Monster Hunter World Best Dual Blades 

When it comes to choosing a good dual blade that best suits your playstyle, there are plenty available for you to craft. This guide will list some of the best ones that you must have in your inventory. These Dual blades will help you easily decimate monsters of all sizes.

Check out the stats for the best dual blades: 

Dual Blade NameBest ForAttackAffinity (%)SharpnessRaritySpecial
Fire and IceBest Dual Elemental Damage Dealing Dual Blade.252.010.0Blue/White8.0- Ice 240
- Blastblight 240
Arcania IIIBest Dual Blade For Strategic Advantage.238.020.0Blue/White6.0Sleep 120
Empress Daggers "Styx"Best Dual Blade For Explosive Damage.252.010.0White/White8.0Blastblight 120
Decimation ClawsBest Dual Blade For Fighting Elder Dragons.294.00.0Blue8.0Dragon 120
Diablos Club IIBest Dual Blade For Fighting Diablos.322.0-10.0Blue/White7.0Ice 90
Bazelhawk RookslayerBest Dual Blade For Aggressive Players.280.0-10.0Blue/White8.0Blastblight 150
ZiraelBest Dual Blade For Dragon Encounters.294.00.0White/White8.0Dragon 240
Kjarr Daggers "Rage"Best Dual Blade For Elemental Fire Damage.438.05.0-12.0Fire 530
Wrathful PredationBest Dual Blade For Dragon Damage.308.0-20.0Blue/White7.0Dragon 180
Sworn RapiersBest Early-Game Dual Blade.182.00.0Green/Green3.0Water 90

Fire And Ice

Best Dual Elemental Damage Dealing Dual Blade.
Fire and Ice: best of both world weapons
Fire and Ice
Attack Special Affinity Sharpness Rarity
  • Ice 240
  • Blastblight 240
10% Blue/White 8
  • Why I Chose This: The exceptional offensive capabilities and versatility it provides in elemental damage.

Fire and Ice is a top-tier dual blade in Monster Hunter, praised for its dual elemental capabilities. It offers versatility in combat. Freezing and blasting monsters consecutively deal significant damage. Despite requiring materials from Teostra, Daora, and Xeno’jiiva, along with Nova crystals, its balanced stats, including blue sharpness and affinity, make it worth the effort for offensive players.

  • Does dual elemental damage.
  • High base attack and allows for versatile combos.
  • Hard acquisition process.

Arcania III

Best Dual Blade For Strategic Advantage.
Arcania III: the sleep weapon
Arcania III
Attack Special Affinity Sharpness Rarity
238 Sleep 120 20% Blue/White 6
  • Why I Chose This: The strategic advantage that it provides by inflicting sleep status onto enemies.

Arcania III is a formidable dual blade in Monster Hunter, having the ability to inflict sleep on monsters. It offers reliable performance. Notably, its Affinity exceeds that of many dual blades. Materials for crafting Arcania III can be obtained from the non-hostile Kulu-Ya-Ku monster, making it accessible for players seeking a balanced weapon option.

  • Inflicts sleep status on monster allowing for damage-dealing opportunities.
  • High base damage and blue sharpness.
  • Limited elemental damage.

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Empress Daggers “Styx”

Best Dual Blade For Explosive Damage.
Best dual blades in Monster hunter world
Empress daggers Styx
Attack Special Affinity Sharpness Rarity
252 Blastblight 120 10% White/White 8
  • Why I Chose This: The great base damage on top of the superiority it provides against blastblight vulnerable enemies.

Styx stands out as a favored Dual Blade among seasoned gamers in Monster Hunter. It delivers potent damage to monsters. Equipping Styx grants the “Razor Sharp/Spare Shot” Skill, enhancing its efficiency. Despite the low Affinity, its exceptional Attack potential compensates, making it ideal for aggressive players. Featuring two Augment slots, obtaining Styx requires a Research Commission ticket and materials from monsters like Lunastra and Xeno’jiiva.

  • High attack and explosive damage.
  • It is durable and customizable.
  • Low affinity and difficult acquisition.

Decimation Claws

Best Dual Blade For Fighting Elder Dragons.
Decimation Claws: ultimate weapon against elder dragons
Decimation Claws
Attack Special Affinity Sharpness Rarity
294 Dragon 120 0% Blue 8
  • Why I Chose This: This dual blade does wonders against elder dragons with high damage and the elderseal.

These ferocious claws are ideal for hunting Elder Dragons with their high Elderseal level. Despite a blue sharpness level, they deliver significant damage to monsters. Obtaining these claws requires defeating Nergigante and Xeno’jiiva, making them difficult to acquire. Despite these challenges, their exceptional Attack potential solidifies their status as one of the best dual blades in the Monster Hunter world, favored by experts.

  • High attack.
  • Highly effective against elder dragons.
  • High rarity and has blue-level sharpness.
  • Zero affinity.
  • Difficult acquistion.

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Diablos Clubs II

Best Dual Blade For Fighting Diablos.
Best dual blades in Monster hunter world
Diablos Clubs II
Attack Special Affinity Sharpness Rarity
322 Ice 90 -10% Blue/White 7
  • Why I Chose This: The high base attack damage with great effectiveness it provides against Diablos.

These dual blades excel in offensive capabilities. Crafting requires materials from Diablos, weak to ice attacks. Despite their unimpressive appearance, their -10% affinity and low defense of 15 are balanced by their high Attack potential, making them effective against monsters.

  • High base attack.
  • Great effectiveness against monsters vulnerable to ice.
  • Has blue sharpness.
  • Low affinity.
  • Low Rarity and low defensive capabilities.

Bazelhawk Rookslayer

Best Dual Blade For Aggressive Players.
Bazelhawk Rookslayer: high damaging blades
Bazelhawk Rookslayer
Attack Special Affinity Sharpness Rarity
280 Blastblight 150 -10% Blue/White 8
  • Why I Chose This: The overall damage output and effectiveness it provides against monsters.

It’s a post-game dual blade that is good for offense but lacks affinity. A negative affinity will affect your gaming experience, and it can be ignored for its high base Attack and Blast damage. It has good sharpness in blue. This weapon is recommended for aggressive players.

You can obtain materials for crafting Bazelhawk Rookslayer by defeating Bazelgeese and  Xeno’jiiva. The weapon is worth getting as it can decimate monsters with its immense damaging potential. So it is one of the best dual blades in the Monster Hunter world despite poor affinity.

  • High base attack.
  • It deals blastblight elemental damage allowing for great explosive power.
  • Has a blue sharpness level.
  • Has lower affinity and rarity.

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Best Dual Blade For Dragon Encounters.
Best dual blades in Monster hunter world
Attack Special Affinity Sharpness Rarity
294 Dragon 240 0% White/White 8
  • Why I Chose This: The way this dual blade works so well against any dragon-type enemies. The offense and effectiveness.

Zirael is among the game’s strongest dual blades. It inflicts significant damage. Obtained by defeating Ancient Leshen and acquiring Nova crystals, this weapon, inspired by Witcher 3, is rare but highly effective against dragons, despite its low affinity.

  • Deals dragon elemental damage.
  • High base attack and has a white sharpness level.
  • Low affinity.

Kjarr Daggers “Rage”

Best Dual Blade For Elemental Fire Damage.
Kjarr Daggers: Strongest affinity blades in MHW
Kjarr Daggers rage
Attack Special Affinity Rarity
438 (Level 5) Fire 530 5% 12
  • Why I Chose This: The massive fire elemental damage on top of the weapon skill allows for even greater damage.

The Kjarr Dagger is a formidable dual blade in Monster Hunter World, excelling in critical elemental attacks. However, it comes with a low affinity and cannot be upgraded. Obtaining it requires completing the challenging “The Fury of El Dorado” quest, making it a coveted but powerful weapon for elemental damage.

  • High elemental damage and base attack damage.
  • Weapon skill enhances critical elemental attacks.
  • Can’t be upgraded.

Wrathful Predation

Best Dual Blade For Dragon Damage.
Best dual blades in Monster hunter world
Wrathful predation
Attack Special Affinity Sharpness Rarity
308 Dragon 180 -20% Blue/White 7
  • Why I Chose This: Any monster vulnerable to dragon attacks will get destroyed by this dual blade.

This dual blade is ideal for slaying high-level Elder dragons. While its blue sharpness is effective, it comes with the drawback of reducing affinity. Obtaining the weapon requires Elder Dragon’s blood and materials from Deviljho. Despite the affinity reduction, its immense damage potential solidifies its status as one of the best dual blades.

  • Really effective against high-level elder dragons.
  • Strong base attack damage.
  • Low affinity.

Sworn Rapiers

Best Early-Game Dual Blade.
Attack Special Affinity Sharpness Rarity
182 Water 90 0% Green/Green 3
  • Why I Chose This: A great beginner-friendly dual blade that helps a ton in fighting early-game monsters.

Not many good dual blades are available for beginners early on in the gameplay. Sworn Rapiers, however, is a great dual blade for rookies. It has a base Attack and Elemental damage that is good enough to kill early low-level Monsters. The sharpness is green which is decent enough for early gameplay.

You do not have to gather material drops from various monsters to craft this weapon. You need a few ores and crystals to forge it, so the weapon is easier to obtain.

  • Easily acquired.
  • Beginner friendly.
  • Good water elemental damage.
  • Low rarity.
  • Green sharpness level.

Alternative Picks 

Here are some alternative picks for Dual Blades in Monster Hunter World that you can consider, I didn’t include them in my list due to specific reasons.

  • Alatreon Madness: This is a good option with its unique ability to spawn darkness with each swing, but it’s weak against ice and dragon elements.
  • Fatalis Dual Skies: It boasts strong base stats,  but its elemental rating may not be as impressive compared to other options.

There are a variety of dual blades in the Monster Hunter world to choose from. These ferocious dual blades will come in handy to slay a variety of monsters. For decimating Elder dragons, It’s always recommended to choose a dual blade with good dragon elemental damage. Some of these dual blades may reduce affinity, but their Attack potential is tremendous.

The important thing is to select the best dual blade that suits your playstyle and the weakness of the monster you are going to slaughter. A detailed weapon tree is available here. You can check out more weapons here.

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